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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Bottle: Filtered
ABV reduced from 4.2 to 3.8% in 2013
A delicate ruby-coloured beer with the rich, heady aroma of English Northdown hops. Pumpking is brewed using an aromatic barley malt which imparts a flavour reminiscent of dried fruits. The Northdown hops provide a balance with a heady, hoppy, bitterness. A delightful mysterious blend of pleasures.
2011 version 4.2% ABV, previously 4.5% and 5.0%


shoestring's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (302) - larkhall, - NOV 19, 2012
Amber with a good head, fruity aroma, fruity and slightly hoppy taste, not at all like the other pumpkin beers I have tried, this one was quite good.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (5611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, nose is light caramel and fruit, taste is a bit wishy washy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
peponi (618) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Aroma: caramel, DMS, diacetyl. Appearance: clear amber-orange color, white head. Taste: low bitterness (herbs), caramel, diacetyl, spicy notes (nutmeg, cinnamon). Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, zesty finish. Overall: Average beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1531) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
500ml bottle. Not really sure about this one. It may once have been a good beer, when at 5%. But this is just a bit like dish water, a shadow of what it could be and maybe was.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rob_D_UK (1165) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Pours a clear orangey amber with a white head. Weird grassy aroma. Weak hop taste.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
minutemat (2008) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
500ml bottle from my local Co-Op, Shrewsbury. My notes say: "tastes of bland, beery nothingness". I’m pretty sure that’s an accurate assessment.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
had this bottle at a friends house not something that i would have chosen but it was nice had a good taste couldn’t really taste the pumpking but the beer was still nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Deep amber colour with an off white head. Moderate sweet and fruity aroma. Moderate sweet, fruity and hoppy flavour. Some spices in the tail. Quite decent pumpkin ale. Fine body for an 3.8%.
[Bottle from an off licence in Liverpool, England]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bersek (90)
- Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Každému chutná něco jiného a každý by si měl utvořit názor sám. Nebudu psát neznáme pojmy. Jděte a ochutnejte.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (2252) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
I’m sure this used to be better than this? Dark, copper colour. Off white head. Aroma is burnt sugar, some spiciness. Taste is a harsh bitterness, with an unpleasant, back of the mouth, sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3409) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr (3.8% abv on the bottle label) - clear amber brown, thin foamy beige head, dried fruit aroma with a hint of pumpkin, very poor lacing, moderate carbonation, sweet, fairly bland, moderate bitter hop finish


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